Our catalog of pressure protection applications has consistently grown for more than five decades. We provide customized solutions for any application, any business and any circumstance.
The list below shows just a few key markets and industries that already rely on our products.
The aerospace and defense industries demand rigorous performance and compliance, and we have the experience and certifications – both NADCAP and ITAR – to create world-class products that meet their requirements.
Prevention of aircraft tire overinflation
Lithium battery compartment overpressure protection
Life raft inflation systems
Emergency escape chute pressure management
Missiles (overpressure and quick-opening valve)
Fin activation systems
Our rupture discs are manufactured with chemical processing in mind – corrosion resistance, leak tightness, high accuracy and durability come standard.
HPX (polymers and plastics, consumer chemicals)
Pressure vessels for primary pressure relief (reactors, compressors, spheres, towers, cylinders)
Shell and tube heat exchangers (low-pressure side, high-pressure side)
Pump discharge to prevent blocked discharge
Inline use with PRVs to improve the mechanical integrity of valves
Our custom integrated overpressure and vacuum protection solutions are ideal for common pressure-sensitive or actuated systems. We have access to numerous exotic manufacturing materials – we'll provide whatever your application requires.
Actuation of fire suppression systems and automotive airbags
Pump protection for high-pressure sprayers and air compressors
Lithium battery casings
Foam injection systems
Firefighter compressed air breathing apparatuses
Our assemblies reliably protect your business and customers from product malfunction and overpressure with solutions designed custom for your consumer products.
Our diverse line of small-size rupture disc and face-seal bead assemblies are available in ultra-clean and corrosion-resistant designs ideal for use in gas panels and other semiconductor manufacturing systems.
Face-seal bead rupture disc assemblies
Ultra-clean and/or corrosion-resistant products (made with Hastelloy C or Tantalum)
Circuit board and semiconductor manufacturing
Electronic gas panels (high-purity gases)
Guidance and navigation equipment
We understand that product purity and safety are critical in food-related industries, so we provide hygienic and aseptic vessels and piping to assure compliance with FDA and 3A requirements.
Processing and storage vessels for aseptic service – FDA and 3A compliant
Clean steam systems for processing and cleaning systems
Pump discharge lines
We meet the challenges that stem from liquid processing and storage applications with corrosion resistance, tight seals and other custom solutions.
Pressure regulator and compression systems
Pressure management while storing and conveying materials
Storage tanks and cylinders
Liquid service and piping systems
Reliability is key in HVAC sealed pressurized systems. We have decades of experience designing specialized, highly reliable HVAC configurations.
Heating systems (Dowtherm™, ammonia, Freon)
Size, pressure, versatility, pressure, corrosion resistance and tight seals – the needs of the industrial gas industry are diverse, and we have the vast experience necessary to customize solutions to match your needs. Designs and materials to minimize ice buildup, intergranular corrosion, embrittlement or leakage are readily available.
Overpressure relief of cryogenic gases in storage cylinders
Ultra-pure semiconductor gas systems (high-purity gas processing)
Separation towers (oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, CO2, argon)
Shell and tube heat exchangers
High- and low-pressure storage vessels
Compressed gas cylinders
Syngas (biodiesel, ethanol, algae, coal-to-gas)
Ever-advancing medical technologies call for an ever-developing suite of pressure-relief solutions. We stay in step with rapidly advancing medical industry equipment and meet all medical equipment regulations – including FDA standards.
Personal or hospital breathing systems
Oxygen tanks and generators
Pressurized blanketed containers
Autoclaves (high-pressure reactors)
Cryogenic service and storage
CIP or SIP cleaning systems
WFI water systems
*All of our medical and healthcare products can be made to meet FDA and other medical equipment standards.
Dangerous, erosive and potentially explosive operations call for extraordinarily durable and reliable overpressure applications.
Mining dump truck wheels
Rock crushing and processing
Liquid and pneumatic loading systems
Chemical ore separation
The hydrocarbon industries require cost-effective system protection with a special focus on reducing fugitive emissions. Our catalog of configurations, materials, burst ratings and sizes make our rupture discs the right choice for these operations.
Down-hole oil boring and drilling tools (drill bits, fracture pumps, perforation tools, shift valves, latching tools)
Pipeline pumping stations
Safety relief valve isolation
We focus on solutions to meet the stringent requirements of pharmaceutical processing – wherever perfectly hygienic facilities and hermetically sealed antiseptic systems are a must.
Hygienic service for human and animal health products
Chemical processing vessels
Specialty chemical (API) manufacturing
Specialty chemical processing equipment (fermenters, bioreactors, filters, chromatographs, autoclaves)
Clean steam for cleaning or process systems
Storage tanks for chemicals and finished products
Clean-in-place and sterilize-in-place systems
Skid and module manufacturers
*We manufacture a wide variety of rupture discs in compliance with ASME BPE, FDA and USP requirements.
Control the release of overpressure in the storage and handling of powder and bulk solids with our large-scale vent panels and rupture disc systems. Our precision solutions provide deflagration relief anywhere static electrical charges may ignite dusty environments.
Pneumatic conveying systems
Dust collection systems
As the green energy movement accelerates, we make it a priority to keep ahead of the curve with overpressure protection for even the most advanced applications.
Polysilicon manufacturing for solar panels
Hydraulics in wind turbine controls
LNG production and distribution
Geothermal energy heat exchangers
Highly flammable process materials and increasingly strict government regulations demand reliable, high-precision safety solutions – and we’re here to provide them.
Protection of gas and steam turbines, steam condensers and switchgear
Pressure relief in high-voltage distribution systems
Deflagration in coal or flammable dust-handling systems
Our wide range of unique overpressure protection products excel in the high-strain, large-scale, immense-flow environments of the pulp and paper industry.
Digester pressure protection
Rotating disc refiners
Refiner-housing pressure protection
Non-condensable gas recovery and discharge headers
Chemical processing vessels
Rupture discs provide compact, instantaneous pressure relief to protect your operators and equipment from the dangers of pressurized reactive chemical hazard environments.
Research and development labs
Quality control labs
Since we started manufacturing extruder rupture disc assemblies in 1969, we’ve produced over 200,000 extruders in more than 350 different configurations. These high-pressure rupture disc assemblies thread into the barrel of extrusion machines, providing overpressure relief and preventing damage to the extruder nozzle in the event of a loss of adequate heat in the barrel.
Prevention of damage to extruder nozzles
Rubber and plastic extrusion systems
LDPE (low-density polyethylene) extrusion subsystems
Tank and modular systems manufacturers frequently incorporate rupture discs into the turnkey packaged systems they fabricate. We have the ideal product for every type of tank container.
Medical specialty tanks
Skid-mounted tanks (pharmaceutical/process water, oil and gas separators)
Asphalt process tanks
Our specialized products are ubiquitous in nearly every transportation market – land, sea and air – providing pressure relief for external fire, rollover or overfill protection to meet DOT, CGA or other transportation regulatory requirements. The compact design of our rupture disc assemblies make them ideal for vessels transporting gases, liquids or solids.
Intermodal tank containers
Emergency escape slides
Wheel and brake assemblies
Onboard coffee pots
Non-refrigerated liquefied gas tanks
Air bags (quick-opening valve)
Fuel cells (propane and natural gas)
Air conditioning compressors
Commercial and industrial vehicle braking systems
Flame arrestors for marine engines
As the water industry faces the challenges of ever-increasing demand, we continue to provide reliable and efficient solutions.
Municipal and industrial plants
Transition from thermal to reverse osmosis/desalination technology
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